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This Year’s Featured Chefs
Sruli Eidelman, Izzy’s Taqueria and Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse
This Brooklyn based kosher chef and 2017 Brisket King™ champion is back to compete with a new restaurant, Izzy’s Taqueria.
John Gower, Quiet Waters Farm
This UK leader of the wood smoke cooking movement took 2nd place at Brisket King™ 2018 with the help of his NYC team from Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ. Could he be back for the win?
John Stage and Leland Avellino, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Founded in Syracuse, this establishment’s original owner, John is back! He’ll be making Brisket Tostada.
Matt Abdoo, Pig Beach
The BBQ at this Gowanus, Brooklyn restaurant won 1st place at Memphis in May 2016.
*Pig Beach will also be hosting the Jeff Michner BBQ Benefit on April 13 to benefit this team’s former pitmaster.
Ash Fulk, Hill Country Barbecue Market
Hill Country BBQ is the NYC industry standard for Texas Style BBQ Brisket. They’ll be serving dry aged brisket with white bread and house pickles.
Angelo Viterale, Ornella Trattoria Italiana
Expect an Italian style brisket Angelo calls Brisket in Salmi.
Corey Cash, Cash Only BBQ
All the buzz in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
Cenobio Canalizo and Eric Springer, Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbeque
This team will be serving pastrami, burn end, and fried pickle.
Jared Male and Jake Klein, Randall’s Barbecue
An all star team representing the Lower East Side.
Judd and Bosh, Judd’s Memphis Kitchen
Coming to show off their kosher Koji Aged Brisket Bresaola.
Jesse Jones, “POW! My Life in 40 Feasts”
This celebrity chef and author will be bringing his New Orleans influence to the competition.
Mauro Cheifari, Juicy Lucy BBQ
The former pitmaster at Franklin BBQ in Austin is gearing up for the opening of Juicy Lucy BBQ in Staten Island.
Rob Cho, Kimchi Smoke
This chef will be bringing the heat with Texas-Korean BBQ fusion.
New BBQ restaurant in the Bronx.
Bronx Bombers BBQ, Frankie’s Tavern
This Bronx based restaurant team won’t disappoint.
Smokehouse Tailgate Grill
This team is coming from Westchester and will feature competitive BBQ champ, “Mr. Bobo” Eric Johnson
Darlene Lawrence, Sands Jerk Hut
Serving Caribbean cuisine in Brooklyn that brings paradise to every bite.
Nicole LaMay, Darling Nikki’s BBQ
This queen of BBQ is coming to compete from Philadelphia.
Gentle Giant Brewing & Barbecue
Joining from Rockland County, this team was trained by the Kansas City Baron of BBQ, Paul Kirk – and we’ll be sampling their beer as well.
Special Guest Chef: Big Papa Smokem
Rocket Fuel Hot Sauce
Just + Add Beer Sauce
Drinks – Craft Beer, Hard Cider, and Spirits
Our/New York Vodk
Barrika Basque Sidra, Spain
Romilly Cidre, Normandie, France
Line Up Brewing
The Bronx Brewery
Gentle Giant Brewery
Mezcal de Leyenda
Pig Nose Scotch Whiskey
Nick Solares, Meat Writer
Gennaro Pechia, Sirius XM Radio
Ashley Chiles, The Texas Huntress
Adam Poch, Mr. Bacon
Miss Vivian, Food Network
Jaymee Sire, Food Network Contributor and Judge for 2016 Burger Bash
Bretton Scott and Zahra Tangorra, Heritage Radio Network
William ‘Brimstone” Kucmierowski, Former pro-wrestler, radio host, and CEO of Hound Comics, Inc.
Justin Aharon @jaharoni
Jimmy Carbone, Food Karma/Jimmy’s No. 43
“Jimmy Carbone Reveals NYC’s Next Big BBQ Events (And Much More)”